SUNDAY 1:00 Met Life Stadium East Rutherford, NJ
CHIP Kelly being fired and (giants coach) Tom Coughlin’s possible firing (or resigning), makes me think this game is all about losing to improve Draft position. As of today, 8 teams have fewer wins than we do and of all the 6 – 9 teams, we’ve only beaten two (giants and Saints), which would slot us at #11 overall if the Draft were today. Winning will only hurt that whereas we could move into the top 10 with a loss and some help.
There is nothing to be gained from a victory for two teams that have been eliminated from playoff contention already. This week the winner is the loser.
Aaaaaand our Offense…
By the way, those aren’t water balloons. Those are watermelons.
Jason Pierre-Paul‘s return to the club has not had as much punch as the team was grasping for when they re-cast him as a starter. Statistically they’re hands down one of the worst defenses in the NFL, as they’ve been unable to help the team hold onto leads. The worst part is it’s not just one aspect of the defense. You can’t just point the finger at the defensive line, or the secondary. Really it’s about time to blow the whole thing up. Until then, the end result is big thumbs off. I mean DOWN. Thumbs down.
They can throw the ball. All indications are that they can’t even run it in practices. The big story here is WR Odell Beckham returning from a one game suspension, after his complete emotional meltdown vs. Carolina over what have been referred to as “gay slurs”. Considering that players call each other EVERY NAME YOU CAN THINK OF out there, it will be interesting to see if our players try to bait him into another meltdown.
This week would be a great time to start guys like OLB Marcus Smith, S Jerome Couplin, TE Trey Burton, and RB DeMarco Murray again. If ever there was a time to get an assessment of what we have vs what we need to add, that time is now. If QB Sam Bradford were smart, he’d sit to prevent being injured on the cusp of being a Free Agent. If he sits, I’d like to get a look at 3rd stringer Thad Lewis.
giants 17 – Eagles 10